16.05.2024 Events, History, Literature, News

New Clare Mulley book release – a daring story of the only female Silent Unseen

Uncover the untold story of WW2 heroine Elżbieta Zawacka, alias 'Agent Zo'. From missions behind enemy lines to dealing with post-war regimes, "Agent Zo" illuminates the remarkable journey of the only female member of Poland's elite Special Forces, promising a gripping tale of courage and resilience.

Book will be released on 16th May 2024

AGENT ZO, published in May by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, tells the incredible story of courageous resistance fighter Elżbieta Zawacka, also known as ‘Elizabeth Watson’ but more often as ‘Zo’.

A remarkable story of resistance, elegantly told – Roger Moorhouse

Gripping, moving and important: an amazing and until-now neglected story of female WW2 heroism and secret derring-do. This tale of the resistance fighter Agent Zo is amazingly told and deeply researched – Simon Sebag Montefiore

Zo was the only woman to reach London as an emissary of the Polish Home Army command during the Second World War. In Britain she was trained and enlisted as the only female member of the Polish elite Special Forces, known as the ‘Silent Unseen’, before parachuting back behind enemy lines into Nazi-occupied Poland. There, whilst being hunted by the Gestapo who arrested her entire family, Zo took a leading role in the largest organised act of defiance against Nazi Germany, the Warsaw Uprising, and in the liberation of her country.

After the war, Zo was demobbed as one of the most highly decorated women in Polish history. Yet the Soviet-backed post-war Communist regime not only imprisoned her, but also ensured that her remarkable story remained hidden for over forty years.

Pre-Order Agent Zo now HERE.

About Clare Mulley

Clare Mulley is a highly regarded historian of WW2 espionage. She has written for various newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph and BBC History. Clare Mulley is also a popular public speaker and has given a TEDx talks at Stormont as well as spoken at the Houses of Parliament, Royal Albert Hall, Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum and British Library, and airfields! Just to name a few.

She is also the author of the book A Spy Who Loved, a story about Churchill’s favourite spy – Polish-born Countess Krystyna Skarbek aka Christine Granville, a female special agent during WW2. Clare was decorated with Poland’s national cultural honour, the Bene Merito, for this inspiring biography, which is now under option for film.

Check out more information about her books on Clare Mulley’s website.

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